Our Blog features stories from around Lee Health, as well as notes from patients, donors and Lee Health leadership on how your support is making a difference.

Want to stay up-to-date? Sign up for our eNewsletter!


Kids’ Minds Matter COVID-19 Resources

Kids’ Minds Matter is dedicated to providing helpful resources and information to Southwest Florida families during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond. Founded in 2016 by Susan Goldy and Scott Spiezle, Kids’ Minds Matter is a unified movement dedicated to advancing pediatric mental and behavioral health services in the region. It is managed through the Lee Health Foundation. Below are helpful resources for families seeking support or guidance in these challenging times. STATISTICS AND INFORMATION The Centers for Disease Control and [...].

Letter from Chris Simoneau, Chief Foundation and Development Officer, Lee Health

Dear valued partners of Lee Health, The past few months have been a whirlwind, but “stars shine brightest in the dark.” It’s been a blessing to see not only Lee Health rise to the challenge but also to witness the incredible outpouring of support from our community. We are grateful to everyone who has supported our healthcare providers with donations of meals, personal protective equipment, and other gifts as they continue to care for us. We are still accepting [...].

How the CARES Act Helps Donors Support Frontline Health Care Providers in Southwest Florida

In times of crisis, we all benefit by supporting those who can make the most difference. COVID-19 impacts us all, regardless of age or economic status, and the SWFL Stronger Together fund will benefit us all. It will help provide critical resources, equipment and supplies to support medical teams. It will assist our hardworking healthcare professionals as they fight the pandemic. This fund is designed to enhance and support performance on the front lines!  In addition to the financial stimulus support for individuals [...].

Mental Health Mondays

What are Mental Health Mondays? It’s a virtual series on that connects Lee Health partners and Southwest Florida mental health advocates with the regions families to share expert advice, resources, as well as at-home activities for kids. Streamed live every Monday, the segments will feature psychologists, therapists, physicians, child advocates as well as other art, mind and body professionals to help caregivers with their child’s mental health. These experts will speak on a different aspect of mental health [...].

Naples high school senior dances through her treatment for Lymphoma with a smile

At the beginning of her senior year in high school, Christina Soriero developed a bad cough. After multiple visits to the doctor, she was told she had bronchitis. When the cough persisted, she was told she had pneumonia. Even when she was feeling sick, the four-year member of the dance line continued to dance and keep up her straight-A average. And then the diagnosis: Stage 3 Lymphoma. “In that moment I knew I had five seconds to decide: was I [...].

American Sewing Movement for Homemade Masks for Frontline Heroes

April Cannon, who with her husband Rick financially support many charities including Golisano Children’s Hospital, felt she needed to do more to help protect healthcare workers during the coronavirus outbreak. “I was watching the news and saw that nurses would take anything, even a bandana, to try to stay safe,” she said. “I went to my sewing machine, thinking, I could do better.” Taking a sheet and some elastic she had from when she made children’s dresses for a store [...].